Connect to NFS Shares

Enable NFS on OS X

Before we can connect to our NFS server we need to enable the NFS service on OS X. Oddly enough, the service doesn’t automatically start when you attempt to make a connection.

  1. Open a Terminal window.
  2. Start the NFS service.
    sudo nfs start
    When prompted, enter your password.
  3. Close the Terminal window.


Launch Connect to Server

  1. From the Finder menu, click Go
  2. Click Connect to Server from Go’s drop down menu.
  3. Alternatively, you can also press Command+K to launch Connect to Server.

Connect an NFS Share

  1. In the Server Address field, enter nfs:// to define the network protocol for CIFS, and then enter either the IP address or the hostname of the file server with the export path.
    Connect to NFS Server
  2. To add the server to your Favorite Servers list, click the ‘+’ button.
  3. Click Connect to connect to the share.
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20-01-2016 13:05
Karl Hudgell
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